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What's the deal with Greenland?
(Starts at 1:20) "The whole world's going crazy, man. Siegfried and Roy, the tiger bit the man in the head, and everybody's mad at the tiger. Talk about the tiger went crazy. That tiger ain't go crazy, that tiger went tiger! You know when the tiger went crazy? When the tiger was riding round on a little bike with a Hitler helmet on. "Oh, sh*t, I'm a crazy tiger. Oh, Lord, I'm crazy. What is I gon' do?"
Kurdish rebels belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, have been fighting for self-rule in southeastern Turkey since 1984. The violence has killed tens of thousands of people since then.Turkey has conducted frequent air raids on suspected rebel positions in northern Iraq, including one earlier Sunday. Earlier this year, it launched a weeklong ground offensive against the rebels.Although most of the fighting in concentrated in rural areas of southeastern Turkey, the rebels occasionally launch bombing campaigns in Turkish cities and tourist resorts.14 Killed
There is more snow falling, more ice flowing, sam.If the world's oceans raise three feet, as predicted, kiss Bangaldesh goodbye.Most parts of Bangladesh are less than 12 metres (39 ft) above the sea level, and it is believed that about 50% of the land would be flooded if the sea level were to rise by a metre (3 ft).That being the land upon a great many of the 150 million people live.Talk about a migration
Even though wi"o" does not believe they'll show, the registration drive for the Primaries gained Obama committed partisans. They are making history, in their own minds. Despite primary, Pennsylvania is Obama's to lose ... long-term demographic trends and more recent polls and party registration shifts suggest that in November the state is Mr. Obama's to lose."The primary allowed us to build an infrastructure that is enormously helpful going forward," said Craig Schirmer, the Democrat's freshly installed state director. "Having the experience of such a competitive primary gives us a big advantage over John McCain."Rendell signs onA Clinton partisan then, but an Obama ally now, Gov. Ed Rendell suggests that the Obama campaign's grass roots efforts may have paid off in ways that were not immediately recognized in the wake of Mr. Obama's nine-point primary loss."They do the registration and field stuff very, very well," he said. "Had they not done the registration and the field as well as they did, I think we would have beaten them by 17, 18, 19 points."According to the Department of State, 218,923 new voters registered in Pennsylvania before the primary -- 152,775 Democratic and 40,195 Republican. Another 164,026 voters switched their affiliation to the Democrats, compared to just 14,887 who changed to Republican.Mr. Rendell estimated that those new Democrats favored Mr. Obama by more than two-to-one. And, he said, "As much as it was expanded in the run-up to the primary, I still believe there are anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 new Democrats more to be added... I'm hoping we'll see another 100,000 new Democratic voters by the time the registration closes."
The North Pole turned into a lake for the first time in 2000. We see aerial photos of the Aral Sea drying up.We practically can’t buy caviar from the Caspian Sea any more. The European Space Agency announced in September 2007 that satellite photos showed that the Northwest Passage appeared clear of ice for shipping for the first time ever, and that the Northeast Passage is almost clear.With so many vivid images of a shrinking and damaged planet, is it really any wonder that human psychology is ripe for high commodity prices?Images of Scarcity
its all about the hypeat first i thought that this was going to be a humorous video with the sweet music ending with the tiger biting their heads off. but that was cool.
Well, sam, I bet the "Population Bomb" was not a big seller in Bangladesh, but it was required reading in the early 70's.
Barack Obama has tried to transcend race in his bid for the presidency. But some Americans -- including some Kansans -- won't let him....Some people credit Obama's success thus far to his focus on issues rather on a "black agenda" centered on African-American needs. To that end, he's won support among white people across the country, primary results and recent polls show....Yet Obama hasn't escaped racially motivated acts.Racism Slithers Into Campaign
- The Online Legacy of Professor Pausch -
Ahmedabad is the main city in the communally sensitive and relatively wealthy western state of Gujarat, scene of deadly riots in 2002 in which 2,500 people are thought to have died, most of them Muslims killed by rampaging Hindu mobs.Ahmedabad and Bangalore are in states ruled by the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and are among the country's fastest-growing.Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi is one of India's most controversial politicians, accused of turning a blind eye to the Gujarat riots.2 Days of Bombings
You sayin' they can't to the US?
Ha! Caught ya before you deleted.
Bangladesh population 153.5 mil.
I guess some of them could go to Burma.
No, I just have a hard time linking to the right map.
100 Pushtun Guerrillas Killed at Spera from Air; 100 Pushtun Guerrillas Killed at Spera from Air; ISI under Civilian Control?One hundred Pushtun guerrillas launched a major offensive in an attempt to take Spera District center. They drew down on themselves the full fury of US and NATO air forces that gave support to Afghan National Police, which killed up to 70 of them.Jang reports in Urdu that Khost governor Arsala Jamal said that the guerrillas had begun by attacking police checkpoints. In the aftermath, local police asked for help from the Afghan army.---Meanwhile, The Pakistani government took back on Sunday an announcement made Saturday that Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistani military intelligence, had been put under the control of the civilian ministry of the interior.A clarification today said that the feared ISI, which is accused of using the neo-Taliban against Afghanistan, remains under the authority of the prime minister. That restatement might imply in turn that it remains under the control of the military, who supposedly report to the PM but actually dictate military policy to him.--- Obama's Sober Mood Wolffe: Based on what you've seen and heard on this trip, is there anything that has led you to review any policy, tweak things, rethink anything?Obama: Our success in Afghanistan is going to be deeply dependent not just on getting more troops there, which we need, but also some sustained high-level engagement with Pakistan—something that I discussed before but I think is significantly more urgent than even I had imagined.Basically there doesn't appear to be any pressure at all being placed on Al Qaeda, on these training camps, these safe havens, in the FATA [Federally Administered Tribal Areas].ht 'Rat, for not linking his post and starting me on that chase!
U.S.-Pakistan relations are ready to crumble
At a gathering where Mullah Nasruddin was present, people were discussing the merits of youth and old age. They had all agreed that, a man's strength decreases as years go by. Mullah Nasruddin dissented.- I don't agree with you gentlemen, he said. In my old age I have the same strength as I had in the prime of my youth.- How do you mean, Mullah Nasruddin? asked somebody. Explain yourself.- In my courtyard, explained Mullah Nasruddin, there is a massive stone. In my youth I used to try and lift it. I never succeeded. Neither can I lift it now.Only God knows the whole truth. - Barnett R. Rubin
2164,That's a heart-melting clip. Someone else posted it a few months back and my wife and I must have watched it a half dozen times then. And we just watched it a half dozen times again! And this time showed it to my 17 year old daughter who was watching it a third time when I left her room. Thanks for posting it!
I haven't watched it yet!Does anything get eaten and or mauled?
Dr. Don Easterbrook said that shifting of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) from its warm mode to its cool mode virtually assures global cooling for the next 25-30 years and means that the global warming of the past 30 years is over.(Warning to Doug with his crappy Windows Vista, this links to a PDF.)
Don't blame vista, I just haven't got around to going to $$$Adobe$$$---You could score a first at BC with that post,it would be ON THREAD!
You are welcome jwillie. It is a scary thought that a seventeen year old is in the bar!
Who knows how large the number might be if we go by mental age?
From Sam's link:"Waleed Abdalati, Head of NASA's Cryospheric Sciences Branch at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), explains how Greenland came to be and what would happen if it were to disappear."Actually, I don't believe he did. I heard him say "...seems, suspect, we believe, the big question is, it's quite possible." Hardly anything definitive other than a total ice meltdown could be hundreds of years away. Oh, we may have a one meter sea level rise.Global Warming and rising sea levels, I can deal with. It's the freaks who blame overpopulation for all the worlds ills. The latter day eugenicists who want mankind to stop breeding. That's more of a concern to me than a few centimeters of sea level rise over time.